A Saudi-led coalition - including the U.S - has launched airstrikes on Yemen as the country, ridden with extremist groups, edges closer to civil war. CNBC recaps the events leading up to that point.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government efforts to fight terrorism. Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against...
Jordan deployed "thousands" of troops to the border with Iraq in a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze. NBC News reports.
President Obama has confirmed the death of U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
According to Reuters President Obama is expected to ask congress by Wednesday to use force against ISIS, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
ISIS has claimed a female American hostage has been killed in an air strike, reports CNBC's Sue Herera. Claims have not yet been verified by the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite the Communist island's demand that it first be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. A refusal by Cuba to allow the United States to quickly establish an official embassy for the first time in half a...
Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, finance minister of Saudi Arabia, discusses his country's relationship with the U.S., following rumors that Saudi royals funded the 9/11 attacks.
If the US is serious about defeating ISIS, it needs to arm the Kurds—or this is going to wind up in US boots on the ground, says David Phillips.
HUSAYNAT, Egypt, Feb 4- At a remote spot in the Sinai desert last month, a commander of Egypt's most feared Islamist group outlined his hopes of toppling the country's government. "We will create an Islamic state in Egypt," he said. The militant said he was from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which has killed hundreds of security forces since the military ousted...
The video comes just days after ISIS militants beheaded a Japanese journalist, NBC News reports.
The Islamic State burned a captive Jordanian pilot alive, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Hey, 2016 presidential candidates — Are you paying attention to what "American Sniper" is telling you?
TOKYO, Feb 1- The beheading of two Japanese citizens by Islamic State militants is fanning calls to allow Japan's long-constrained military to conduct overseas rescue missions as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push for a more muscular security posture. Even some advocates of legal changes to make rescues possible, however, say Japan's military faces big...
Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto.
*Abe defiant, says Japan will step up aid to IS opponents. *Japan opposition says no need to provoke militants. The hardline Islamist group, which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, released the video showing a hooded man standing over Goto with a knife to his throat, followed by footage of a head put on the back of a human body.
Efforts by Japan and Jordan to secure the release of two of their nationals held captive by Islamic State militants remain "deadlocked" and the situation remains highly unpredictable, Japanese officials said.
ISIS intends to use Japan's hostage crisis to increase its own profile, says Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor for Politics & International Relations at International Christian University.
An audio message from a Japanese captive held by ISIS militants said a captured Jordanian pilot would be killed unless an Iraqi prisoner was released.
We need a strategy, says Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), discussing transition in Saudi Arabia amid instability in the Middle East and ISIS terror attacks.
The mother of ISIS captive appealed for his life after a released video saying he had 24 hours left unless Jordan released a would-be suicide bomber.